Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) organized a round table on “China’s 20th National Congress: To Prosperity and Beyond”. The roundtable was in continuation of IICR’s Round table discussion based on the Chinese National Congress.

The eminent speakers included Prof. Dr. Zhou Rong and Prof. Engr. Zameer Ahmed Awan, Dr. Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Dr. George I.H. Cooke, Mr. Shakeel Ahmad Ramay. The session was moderated by Ms. Sabah Aslam, Founder of IICR.

Speaking to an audience from China, Prof. Zhou Rong said that the western social setup is deteriorating with the ever-increasing wealth gap in society. Whereas the Chinese model of development based on a socialist system encourages cooperation, mutual learning, and peaceful development.

Furthermore, Prof. Rong added that the Chinese development model is indigestible for the west due to which it is engaged in massive propaganda against China and its leadership. Adding further he said that the west is leading an organized campaign against China in order to hinder the progress it is making.

The next speaker on the panel was Prof. Engr. Zameer Ahmed Awan highlighted the effectiveness of the CPC for Chinese development. Prof. Ahmed said that China is contributing to the world economy with its shared progress ideology.

It silently worked on organizing its internal dynamics and then aspire to lead the world. Adding further he said that the world is acknowledging the Chinese progress whereas the west feel threatened by it. The key to the Chinese socio-economic miracle lies in the trust of people in its leadership. People trust president Xi and support his ideology.

Speaking next, Dr. Tahir Mumtaz described the Chinese socialist model which is the backbone of Chinese progress and its global footprint. Dr. Mumtaz said that China is pursuing socialist modernization by integrating Chinese characteristics into the country.

Adding further he said that China is comprehensively working on human development at home and abroad and there is a lesson for countries in it. Discussing lessons for Pakistan Dr. Mumtaz said that Pakistan should learn and implement the Chinese development model and Pakistan needs to move ahead from subsidiary issues it is facing.

Joining from Sri Lanka Dr. George I.H. Cooke discussed China’s foreign policy and multilateralism. Dr. Cooke said that China’s role in all international organizations is significant. Adding further he said that China has positively contributed to global organizations either politically or financially. Dr. Cooke further highlighted the importance of regional organization and the Chinese role in it.

The last speaker on the panel was Mr. Shakeel Ramay who talked about Challenges to China and CPC. Speaking to the audience Mr. Ramay said that the biggest challenge to China is to counter the Xi-Phobia of the west. West is propagating an organized campaign against President Xi to paint him in every negative way possible. Furthermore, he said that China would also have to counter propaganda against China as a whole. While talking about CPC, Mr. Ramay said that there is a need for reforms in CPC in the coming years because China has to play a major and complicated role in the coming years. It already is changing a lot with the inclusion of more professionals in the central committee and CPC.

Reference Link:- https://dnanews.com.pk/iicr-organizes-round-table-on-chinas-20th-national-congress-to-prosperity-and-beyond/

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